What Happened to the Shoes?!
A few months ago I wrote about a castle in the middle of nowhere. It probably sounded to good to be true to many. Many people read my post and I am guessing a few people out there read my post and said to themselves “Oh, that is nice.” and quickly clicked on a different part of the big wide world of the Internet.
Some of you however did a little bit more. Some of you out there actually did something. Little by little, shoe by shoe, over the months the shoes started to pile up and by the time September rolled around I was soon faced with over 100 pairs of shoes! It was an amazing site!
With over 100 pairs of shoes there was nothing left to do but to pack them all up and bring them down to the school. Talking to Dean and Alba Tinney (the directors of the school) they were very happy to see all the shoes. When we went down to Ensenada it was the weekend of Mexican Independence Day. As such school was not in session, but I dropped off the shoes with a promise that plenty of pictures would be taken.
It was a hard journey (insert a sarcastic face of your choosing here), but we made the best of it by making a lunch stop to Puerto Nuevo on the way back. For those not used to the Mexican Rivera I would definitely tell you to avoid Puerto Nuevo. If you you need more reasons why you shouldn’t go to Baja I suggest you read my earlier post on the subject HERE.
Joking aside, I am very grateful for all the shoes. In the old testament it reads:
“For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine ahand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.” Deuteronomy 15:11
To those who donated shoes I would like to say that I REALLY appreciate it. Talking to Alba and Dean Tinney (directors at Castle School), I know they were really excited as well to get the shoes. Most importantly, the kids who got the shoes were excited to get the shoes. It all comes down to helping the kids. Jesus Christ once said “Take heed that ye despise not one of these alittle ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 18:10
If anyone out there wants to continue helping me help Castle School I am in the process of trying to help the kindergarten class get musical instruments. Small things, like flutes, drums, and bells (think instruments that little kids can hold). If you are interested in helping me with that endevour I promise to get out more pictures.
You did a good thing, John. It was fun to help out a little bit.